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US Navy’s Knifefish UUV completes contractor trials

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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Knifefish UUV completes contractor trials General Dynamics Mission Systems has completed contractor trials for the US Navy’s Knifefish program, the company announced Oct. 26.The Knifefish UUV is a mine countermeasure (MCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) operated in multiple mine test target fields at-sea using buried, bottom and volume type mine-test targets.According to the company, the Knifefish system successfully demonstrated its ability to detect, classify and identify potential mines, at a variety of depths, each of which would pose a unique threat to naval vessels operating in a mission area.“The navy is pleased with the Knifefish performance during the recent contractor trials, as the system demonstrated its ability to reliably find mines in different environments,” stated Capt. Jonathan Rucker, PMS 406 program manager. “Knifefish provides the Navy a critical means to find and identify bottom, buried, and volume mines, providing a much-needed capability for the warfighter.”“This round of contractor testing demonstrated the continued improvement in the performance of the Knifefish UUV,” said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of Maritime and Strategic Systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems. “Working closely with the Navy, we look forward to Sea Acceptance Trials in 2018 and continued refinement of the Knifefish system.”Contractor trials, managed by General Dynamics Mission Systems, took place off the coast of Boston using submerged Navy mine-test targets. These trials differed from previous evaluations of the Knifefish UUV by demonstrating end-to-end performance of the Knifefish system in realistic at-sea mission scenarios over the course of hundreds of hours of at-sea operation and more than a hundred simulated missions.Knifefish is a medium-class mine countermeasure UUV intended for deployment from the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship and other Navy vessels. Knifefish will reduce risk to personnel by operating in the minefield as an off-board sensor while the host ship stays outside the minefield boundaries.General Dynamics Mission Systems is the prime contractor for the Knifefish program. The company designed the tactical UUV based on the General Dynamics Bluefin Robotics Bluefin-21 deep-water Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (AUV). October 27, 2017 US Navy’s Knifefish UUV completes contractor trials View post tag: MCM Share this article Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: LCS View post tag: UUV View post tag: GDMS View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Knifefishlast_img read more

IMCA state champions crowned in Midwest get gift certificates from Sybesma Graphics

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first_imgAll awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. In addition to motorsports and commercial wraps and decals, Sybesma Graphics does apparel screen printing and embroidery. The One Stop Sign Shop is owned by Stock Car driver Stefan Sybesm and his wife Ashley. More information about Sybesma-made graphics and apparel is available by calling 712 729-7446, on Facebook and at the www.sybesma-graphics.com website. A long-time sponsor of IMCA competitors, the Sanborn, Iowa, company gives certificates to Modified, Late Model, RaceSaver Sprint Car, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact drivers earning state titles in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.center_img SANBORN, Iowa – IMCA state champions crowned across the Midwest receive $100 gift certificates from Sybesma Graphics again this season. “A great renewal for Sybesma Graphics and targeting our E3 Spark Plugs State champions is another way to recognize those champions,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’ve always been grateful for their sponsorship and have some really exciting things planned with them for Super Nationals.”last_img read more

Injury concerns for O’Neill ahead of Euro games

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first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez claimed yesterday that neither James McCarthy nor Seamus Coleman would be fit for either game. Aston Villa keeper Shay Given is also out with a hip problem.last_img